Friday, March 14, 2008
No, not that Bird Chick... There's a new Great Horned Owl chick at the Valmont owl box- looks like a fuzzy little blob but not for long- these things grow fast. The other egg is still unhatched but should only be a day or two behind the first. Later in the night the proud papa paid a visit and serenaded his family- check out how puffed up his neck is as he hoots: The instinct to keep the chick and its sibling well-fed is kicking right in- no more "down the hatch" when grub comes in for momma. Later in the night, two small rodents (mice?) are stashed and by dawn there's a third ready to go when the chick gets hungry.